September 28, 2012 Calendar Entry

We have been exploring Prunella for several weeks. We recorded our thoughts about this plant on page 7 of the zine. Now, it is time to check out the second part of the Herbal Spirits on page 8. How have your answers changed? How did they stay the same? What activities did your family participate [...]

September 27, 2012 Calendar Entry

We’re finishing up our liniment today. How did yours turn out? Remember that liniment is for external use only. Don’t have the issue about Prunella yet? Grab it here:   Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of Herbal Roots zine for just $47. Not ready to purchase yet? Sign up for our free [...]

September 26, 2012 Calendar Entry

For today’s activity, we are listening to Flora Delaterre speak about the herb that we have been learning about all month, Prunella!! Otherwise known as the Plant Detective, Flora Delaterre specializes in the knowledge of medicinal properties of plants. She has been on the radio since 1996. If you want to have a listen, flip [...]

September 25, 2012 Calendar Entry

Today, we’re dyeing with Prunella! On page 30 of your zine, there are step by step instructions on how to make Prunella Dye.  The dye will turn out to be a mild chartreuse color. What has been your experience with natural dyes? We’re looking forward to seeing your finished products! Don’t have the issue about [...]

September 21, 2012 Calendar Entry

We hope that you have enjoyed the recipes for crafting medicinal remedies with Prunella. Kristine has another recipe for you: Prunella Lip Balm! It has antiviral and vulnerary properties for soothing chapped lips and healing cold sores. I don’t know about the weather where you live, but in the midwest, our nights are getting cooler. [...]

September 20, 2012 Calendar Entry

We’ve been working with Prunella during the month of September. If you haven’t done it yet, find all the words in the word search. It will help you to review all you’ve learned about Prunella. Don’t have the issue about Prunella yet? Grab it here:   Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of [...]

September 19, 2012 Calendar Entry

We have worked on herbal crafting with Prunella over the last couple of weeks. From the Heal All Liniment to Prunella Healing Cream, we have crafted medicinal remedies that heal most afflictions of the skin. We’re excited to see your adventures and how you are using this herb! If you’d like to share, feel free [...]

September 18, 2012 Calendar Entry

We’re crafting cream today! Prunella healing cream is soothing on cuts, wounds, sunburns, bruises, sprains, scrapes, and inflammations. Remember the other name for Prunella? Self-Heal? This cream would be great to have on hand for most of the harm done on the skin. The recipe calls for 2 oz. of Prunella infused coconut oil. The [...]

September 14, 2012 Calendar Entry

A couple of days ago we wrote in our journals about Prunella. Some of us may have a lot of experience; whereas, others may not. Some may have her growing in their yards. Others may have to go on an adventure to search for her. Today, we’re discussing Prunella with our friends. I did not [...]

September 13, 2012 Calendar Entry

Remember our song about Basil from August? Thanks for all your responses. It was really fun to create a song with you! Today, we’re going to learn a song about Prunella written by Kristine. See page 22 for all of the lines. If you have a line or chorus, please feel free to add it. [...]

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